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long title was summed up in jocelyn's description, ben van hoot from the office of economic workforce and development, i am excited to work with you to support the growth and vitality of the nightlife and entertainment industry and i'm already working on a number of already i think very exciting projects with the entertainment commission to expand business awareness of available performance as well as the limited live performance permit as well as some other measures to garner feedback from the stray -- industry about that their concerns and challenges and develop some new policy strategies based on that feedback, so thank you. >> welcome aboard. >> thank you. >> sorry, so that concludes my report. ron is here as you know, and he
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submitted a written report, this is his first time presenting in front of you i think, so be kind. [laughter]. >> good afternoon, commissioners, it's been a long time since we've last actually communicated here, so there has been a lot of reporting but just for the sake of keeping this brief, i've wrote down a couple of key highlights in these areas, again, the general overview is that before we broke for summertime, there was a definite lack of attendants in the night clubs and during the timeframe we were out, especially in the last three weeks, there has been a reas youer -- reas youer gents in the nightclubs and that has produced amazing results, specifically in the mission districts that i have observed.
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with that, i think you've got my notes so i'm open to any comments. >> commissioners, any questions for any of the staff? i had one question. i mean, i guess when you're saying a dramatic increase in activity, is it that -- what does that mean, is that there's more street life, the venues are more full, i'm not seeing as many incidents on this list as we have in the past, so to me, that's great, if a lot more is happening and fewer instances are being reported. >> without giving any bias or any direction, i'm saying there are more people attending the nightclubs and in general, any time that you do a resurgence of anybody, you're going to have some growing pains so
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we're experiencing that in the city right now. i kept this list short intentionally, i didn't want to sum up the whole month because there was a lot of stuff and it would make it look like things were just a little bit out of control and i don't think that that would be appropriate. >> okay. any other thoughts, comments? no? alright. thank you very much, staff. we're going to move on to -- oh, public comment on -- >> and then the police department. >> i'm getting there. any public comment on the staff report and the director's report? none, okay, seeing none, let's move on to the police department comments and questions, so i see officer methias here. >> good evening, commissioners
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and staff, steve methias in central station, a lot of the incidents that have happened, i haven't been in front of the commission for about a month or a month and a half, so some of these things are a little bit stale, but they still wanted you to be aware of them, probably the major incident that happened over the last weekend, there was a shooting at the ruby sky, it was at 3:20 in the morning, ruby sky is located on mason street, the security guard was struck in the leg by an unknown gunman, they're continuing their investigation. july 20th, a man was attacked outside or at the ruby sky as well, he bumped into a female patron, the female began strafing at his face and some other suspects jumped in as well, as far as other incidents in the district, a patron was [inaudible] on monroe, it has a
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new approach, they're doing things at nighttime, the patron was ejected from monroe from getting into fight, once outside, he started to pick filets outside as well, -- filets outside as well, the suspect assaulted the police as well, more officers responded, took him into customer, he was taken to sfgh for a treatment for a cut, he was able to kick a nurse in her face breaking her nose and looking at this, i don't see anything that the club did wrong with the situation. here we're dealing with an entertainment industry, it runs in a very wide variety of people, any time we have something like this, we try to look to see if, is there anything we could have done
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differently, i asked, are your staff leads trained and that's like an education as far as alcohol as well as drugs, it seems like clearly this person was on more than just alcohol and he said he would look into that, whether that would have changed the assault in behavior, i don't think so, i don't fault monroe for any of this, it was an unfortunate incident. on july 21, there was numerous fights, assaults and resisting arrests @ mos fear, this was a real spike that we saw, in one night, we saw three different separate reports, with look to see, that's not an occurrence that we get there every week at, atmosphere, i got together with jocelyn kane and ron edwards and bennett came down,
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we went over what was going on over there and he hashed out what he thought was the problem, bennett came over with somebody from monroe to central station, we discussed certain issues in terms of keeping a dialog, if there's a special event, how we can notify central station. if he leaves a message on my voice mail but i'm not there on a friday, it doesn't go anywhere so now there's an e-mail notification to myself, my captain, the lieutenants that work as well as the sergeants that work the midnight shift so we won't have anything falling through the cracks, also how to deal with the party buses and what we want, if they're going to be up there, they're sanctioned by the clubs and we have some order and a protocol so we're working on that as well, it seems to be working pretty well. there are two assaults at the cellar, this is on july 29 at
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12:20 a.m., the victim was punched but an unknown suspect, she could not say why she was punched, people there said she was causing problems all night, when you look at the totality of what's going on, it shed some light on it, the other incident called on august 4, the security at the cellar determined that a group was too intoxicated to enter, they said you're not coming in, they argued and once they found out they weren't getting in, one of the suspects sucker punched the security, they went down to the ground, they were fighting and the suspect tried to gouge the victim's eye out, the victim was able to break free from the suspect and the suspects fled the scene, so that's a situation where the secure, they're doing exactly what they're supposed to be doing, if he's drunk and causing a
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problem outside, who knows what would have happened inside, they were doing what they were supposed to be doing. >> i want you the keep me on the loop with party buses and if there are meetings, i would love to attend. >> okay, very good. >> thank you very much. any comments from the commissioners? seeing none, any public comment on the police report? seeing none, we'll move on. the next item is item number 7, which is review and possible action to review and change the conditions on the limited live performance permit, i believe there's a request for continuance. do you want to say anything? >> yes, the proprietor has asked for a continuance to do outreach to his neighbors so we will see him back here on august 20th.
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>> do we need to do a motion and vote? >> yeah, you have to do a motion to continue it. >> i move to continue. >> is there a second? >> i'll second it. >> okay, we'll vote on that, motion to continue, commissioner camp knoll ly? >> aye. >> commissioner lee? >> aye. >> commissioner hyde? >> aye. >> commissioner tan? >> aye. >> thank you. >> the motion passes and it is continued, so the next item is item 8, discussion and possible action to implement neighborhood outreach policy for permit applicants, and i believe commissioner hyde will have the floor on this. >> so, i don't really think that there's enough commissioners to have discussion, but i would like to ask the owners of the sf eagle to come up and talk a little bit and maybe answer some questions about the neighborhood outreach since they did it for about a year, and i would like to thank them for coming in after lazy bear weekend to -- hi. >> hello, good evening,
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commissioners. >> hello. >> so, i was just wondering if you could just kind of tell me what kind of neighborhood outreach you did since it was fairly extensive and i was wondering if you could tell us the -- not me, us, the benefits of what that neighborhood outreach ended up being for you. and if you could give us sort of how -- like, how much of soma you incorporated in your outreach. >> so, can you introduce yourselves. >> can you hear me? >> i was saying can you introduce yourself. >> mike leone, co-owner of the sf eagle. the amount of community outreach we did encompassed not only the gay community but also the community at large, specifically around the sf eagle, we met also with other clubs, we had other community leaders from other groups and
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non-profit organizations meet with us at a round table meeting at the [inaudible] club. it was pretty encompassing and we got a lot of interesting feedback, what the community wanted from us and what they were expecting. one of the really important meetings was with james kim at one of her neighborhood meetings at don ramon's mexican restaurant and that was very important because that's where we met our direct neighbors at that meeting and it was a great response from them in terms of us reaching out to them. >> so, what i think basically the community outreach entails here is just make the community part of your endeavor and invite them to have an environment where it's safe, fun and they feel part of it and not excluded for anything, however the history of the bar or in our case, originally it
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was a gay bar, we encountered our neighbors who were welcoming us and getting that space filled out because we got rid of a lot of things that were going around the neighborhood which were a lot of drugs around the eagle when it was closed and everybody really liked it and supported it so the outreach that we did really benefited and invited all the communities to share the same space without any boundaries of gender identifications and social status. >> and the neighborhood organizations you went to several, they were in more than like say a four block radius often, is that correct? >> that is correct. the largest, i think the farthest one extends on to 6th street i think it was. >> and i was wondering if there was any difference between what -- the feedback you got from
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community groups as opposed to the not for profit that is you talked to. >> can you please repeat. . ing so, like you said you went to a group to not for profits and you talked to them but i know you went to the jim mikos organizations and went and talked to them, so was there a difference between the two, did you get certain information from one that you didn't get from the other? >> one was more interested in what we could do to better our surrounding neighborhood, and that was the more neighborhoods where the non-profit was more interested in what we could do to help them out and what we were going to continue, with what support, they were very diverse in terms of what they were looking for. >> and for the not for profits, did you get a better understanding about the neighborhood at all or like sort of the neighborhood fabric as opposed to like a neighborhood group that is concerned with -- >> we got a better
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understanding of the neighborhood fabric through that meeting but it was more geared towards what they needed to see from us. >> okay. great. i really appreciate you guys coming in too. >> i appreciate it. >> it was our pleasure. >> with that, i would like the continue the actual discussion since we are down the other neighborhood rep and one-third of our ad hoc committee. >> alright, so is that a motion? >> i would like to move to continue. >> okay. is there a second? >> second. >> is there any discussion? was i supposed to take public comment before the motion? any public comment? alright. let's take a vote. >> alright, to continue the discussion on neighborhood outreach, commissioner camp knoll ly. >> aye. >> commissioner lee? >> aye. >> commissioner hyde? >> aye. >> commissioner tan? >> aye. >> alright, so we are down to our last two agenda items.
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item number 9 is commissioner comments and questions. any commissioner comments and questions? commissioner lee? >> i just want to say that the noemachi street sale went well, they had a great weekend, although they were passing the little bucket around because all the fees that go into a street fair and there was a great thing, they got as many sponsors as they could, this is a really grass root organization trying to scrape up money where they can just to have a fair, and with the boston -- and i understand that with the boston bombings, they're required to have an ambulance full time on staff and you have to pay for that and it's important because we all promote public safety but it is a burden financially, so i'm hoping that things could be worked out on these street fairs because pretty soon, we're going to have to start
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charging an entry fee just to have a fun street fair, so other than that, that's all i have to say. >> great. commissioner hyde? >> yeah, i just wanted to say that we went to a meeting at 10:15 folsom to discuss with neighbors and the club ways that they were integrating themselves into better addressing sound issues and i would just like to say that i was really impressed by 1015's commitment to not only follow up with what they're doing, but they've gone over and above and really are taking the neighbor's concerns to heart and it was a really great meeting and we're going to have another one in like a month and a half and we're hoping that the [inaudible] will come to that one and mike and alex that you just met, there was a meeting with our new mayor's
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office representative about a street fair for halloween, so they are working on plans to have a small street fair on 12th street to -- and more information will be coming that way and part of that will be a benefit for children and a day for children, so something for tenderloin families to attend as well, more like around the 6th street area. >> great. any other comments, commissioner camp knoll? , no? let's move on to item 10, new business requests for future agenda items, any? no? alright. great. well, with that, that adjourns our meeting, our august 8th meeting of the entertainment commission.
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thank you. (meeting is adjourned). >> on december 28, 1912. san francisco mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of those who have gathered. a moment in history. the birth of a publicly own transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be known. happy birthday, muni, here is to
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the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric
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city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and created a bond measure to create the people's railway. would become a reality three years later. on december 28, 1912, mayor sonny rolph introduced the new geary electric streetcar line and the new san francisco railway. that he said would be the
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nucleus that would host the city. and san francisco gave further incentive to expand the city's network. a project by way of tunnel leading into chinatown by way of north beach. in december the first streetcar was driven into the tunnel. just two years after its berth, muni had added two lines. and k, l and m lines that span out from westportal. in 1928, the j line opened heading west to the beach. in 1944 san francisco voters finally approved muni take-over of the market street railway. by then motor bus and trolley bus improvement had given them
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the ability to conquer san francisco's hills. after the war most of the street-car lines would be replaced with motor or trolley bus service. in 1947, the mayor recommended replacing two lines with motor coaches. and it appeared that san francisco's iconic cable cars had seen their final days. entered mrs. cluskin, the leader to save the cable cars. arguing that the cable cars were a symbol of the city, and she entered a charter placed on the november ballot. it passed overwhelmly. the california street cable railway was purchased by the city in 1952. there were cut backs on the cable car system and in 1957
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only three lines would remain. the three lines that exist today. in 1964 the cable car's future as part of california's transit system was sealed when it was proclaimed a national historic landmark. in february, 1980, muni metro were officially inaugurated. in that same year, muni received its first fleet of buses equipped with wheelchair lifts. in 1982 when the cable car had a shut-down, they added an alternative attraction to the cars. the festival was a huge hit and
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would continue for the next four summers in a permanent f-line that would extend all the way to fisherman's wharf, by 2000 the f-line was in place. and in 2007 muni extended the third line to the southeast corner and returning to third street. for the first time in 60 years. in the course of last 100 years, muni's diverse workforce forged by men and women of innovation have reflected the many cultures that flock to the city. muni's ground-breaking antidiscrimination has guaranteed equal opportunity for all. the city's policy mandates the course for the future, as they work diligently to increase
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options and increase multialternatives, and deduce -- reduce the carbon footprint. it continues to improve the systems. during this sen -- centennial year we reflect on the transit system. driven not at 62942 working wit together we can support your children. it's been my dream to start is a valley school since i was a little girl. i'm having a lot of fun with it
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(clapping) the biggest thing we really want the kids to have fun. a lot of times parents say that valley schools have a lot of problems but we want them to follow directions but we want them to have a wonderful time and be an affordable time so the kids will go to school here. we hold the classes to no longer 12 and there's 23 teachers. i go around and i watch each class and there's certain children i watched from babies and it's exciting to see them after today.
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the children learn how to follow directions and it ends up helping them in their regular schooling. they get self-confidents and today, we had a residual and a lot of time go on stage and i hope they get the bug and want to dance for the rest of their
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>> >> >> good evening. welcome to the august 21, 2013, meeting of the san francisco board of appeals. the presiding officers is our president chris hwang and joined by our vice-president lazarus, frank function, honored a hurtado. at the controls is the


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